A Rare Find: Old Miss Kittie’s Cup From Iconic Lake Charles Bar
Do you remember the bar Miss Kittie's in South Lake Charles that was the most popular joint to go to in the late 1980s and early 1990s? That's over 30 years ago, folks! Well, get ready to go back in time, as we just obtained one of the old cups from the bar.
Yesterday, I saw on Facebook that one of my friends posted a picture of a cup from one of the most iconic bars in Lake Charles ever: Miss Kittie's. She said they were going through her dad's damaged shop when they came across these cups, and I knew I just had to have it.
I immediately commented on the post and said I have to have that, and she said it's yours. She dropped it off to me this morning and as soon as I saw it, I was transported back to when I used to go there.
For those of you who don't know, Miss Kittie's Long Branch was located on Common Street in South Lake Charles. The building is no longer there, but it was located just to the south of where Cowboy's nightclub still stands.
I can remember when I graduated from high school and entered college that Miss Kittie's was the place to be. They were famous for their Drinkin' With Lincoln nights, when you paid $5 and could drink all the draft beer you could handle. Get it? Lincoln is on the $5 bill and we thought it was genius. They were also known for Penny Pitcher nights, when a penny could buy you a pitcher of beer.
There were two sides to Miss Kittie's, the dance and bar side and a pool room side. I can remember getting there before 8:00pm each night so we could get stamped for free to avoid paying a cover charge, then leave and come back later. What? We were ballers on a budget in college. We had to save money any way we could.
The one thing I remember most was the music and the dance floor. It was raised up and had speakers in every corner. When the music would get pumping, people would jump onto the top of the speakers and dance all night.
Man, Miss Kittie's was our place, and it is sorely missed. We just wanted to share a rare find with you, and we hope some memories came back to you, as well. Thank you, Leslie Harrington Materne, for the cup and for bringing me back.